Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ina Garten's Fridays - Soups, Salads and Sides!

Hello everyone and welcome to Ina Garten's Fridays group!  This week we are showcasing soups, salads or sides.  I chose Ina's chicken salad.  Although she has a couple of different recipes, I like grapes in mine so that is the one I chose.  

I have learned to wash my grapes in a water/apple cider vinegar mixture. . . just drop them in for a few minutes and swish around.  It removes all that white moldy stuff on the outside of the grapes.  Just makes me feel like they are cleaner and healthier.

I served my salad with Rice Crackers.  These are fabulous for those looking for gluten free substitutes.  I eat them not to be gluten free, but just because I like that they are crunchy and delicious.

This chicken salad is delicious and would be very nice for a ladies luncheon or even for a quick dinner for you and your family.

Serves Four
Four chicken breast halves (I used boneless)
Olive Oil
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 T. chopped fresh tarragon (I left this out of mine)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup green grapes halved
1/2 cup good mayonnaise

Bake the chicken breasts with olive oil drizzled over for about 30-45 minutes in a 350 oven.  Then cool and chop in chunks.  Add in bowl to other ingredients and mix well.

Simple and delicious!
Here are a few of my blogger friends that also have First Friday recipes.
.June 6:  Main Course   July 4:  Dessert/Other August 1: Appetizer/Drinks   Sept 5: SSS  Oct 3:  Main Course Nov 7: Dessert/Other  Dec 5:  Appetizer/Drinks 
SSS= Soup, Salad, or Side
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